Pain and Urinary Symptoms Should Not be Combined into a Single Score: Psychometric Findings from the MAPP Research Network.

@article{Griffith2016PainAU,
  title={Pain and Urinary Symptoms Should Not be Combined into a Single Score: Psychometric Findings from the MAPP Research Network.},
  author={James W. Griffith and Alisa J Stephens-Shields and Xiaoling Hou and Bruce D. Naliboff and Michel A. Pontari and Todd C Edwards and David A. Williams and James Quentin Clemens and Niloofar Afari and Frank F. Tu and Robert Brett Lloyd and Donald L Patrick and Chris Mullins and John Walter Kusek and Siobhan Sutcliffe and Barry A. Hong and H Henry Lai and John N. Krieger and Catherine S. Bradley and JaYoung Kim and J. Richard Landis},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2016},
  volume={195 4 Pt 1},
  pages={949-54}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to create symptom indexes, that is scores derived from questionnaires to accurately and efficiently measure symptoms of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, collectively referred to as urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes. We created these indexes empirically by investigating the structure of symptoms using exploratory factor analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS As part of the MAPP (Multi… CONTINUE READING